First International Osnabrueck Summer School on the Cultural Study of the Law
August 2nd--August 16th, 2009
University of Osnabrueck, Germany
The inaugural International Summer School on the Cultural Study of the Law will be held from this August 2nd to August 16th in Osnabrück, Germany. Hosted by the Institute of English and American Studies, in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, the University of Toronto, and the European Legal Studies Institute at Osnabrueck University, the summer school seeks to bring together graduate students from around the world to promote and examine the interdisciplinary study and research of law and culture.
Graduate students pursuing a PhD in the humanities and advanced students of the law who are interested in the interdependence and interaction between law and culture are invited to apply. During the two week program, students will partake in a unique experience of scholarly collaboration and exchange through workshops, public lectures, panel discussions, excursions and a final symposium.
The Summer School will offer four workshops clustered into two broad areas of study. The first cluster of workshops addresses questions of cultural representation, literary aesthetics, and linguistic translation, areas in which interdisciplinary approaches to studying the law have been at the forefront of scholarly discourse over the last three decades. The second group, “Law and Culture: Convergence and Conflict,” explores related issues of human rights, property, and copyright that have gained increasing importance with the rise of globalization.
The 2009 Osnabrueck Summer School is meant to be the first of a series of collaborative efforts to establish an international network of younger and established scholars for the interdisciplinary study of law and culture. Students interested in taking part in the Summer School should submit applications no later than May 15, 2009.
Doctoral candidates in literature, the law, the arts, the humanities, and the related social sciences are invited to apply, as are advanced students pursuing a J.D. or its equivalent (such as the L.L.B). Young scholars or junior faculty members who have received a Ph.D. or corresponding degree in the last five years are also eligible. There are openings for approximately 30 students to participate in the summer school.
Applicants should complete:
* An application form, indicating preferred workshop cluster, that can be found at: http://www.blogs.uni-osnabrueck.de/lawandculture/application/
* A statement of purpose no more than two pages long, describing current scholarly interests, previous research, and plans for how the Summer School would specifically further these interests and plans.
* An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
Detailed information about the school, the workshops, international faculty, admission and fees can be found at:
Questions about the First Osnabrück Summer School on the Cultural Study of the Law may be directed to either one of the Summer School Coordinators:
Devin Zuber, Coordinator for the Humanities, Faculty Contact and Institutional Cooperation.
Matt Lemieux, Coordinator for Legal Studies.
Law, Language and Culture Summer School
Institute for English and American Studies (IfAA)
University of Osnabrück
Neuer Graben 40
49069 Osnabrueck / Germany.
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